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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum overview 

St Augustine Academy provides a board, balanced and ambitious curriculum that meets and in places exceeds the National Curriculum.

In years 7, 8 and 9 students study the full range of traditional subjects – Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages and RE.  We also have curriculum time dedicated to PE, Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Technology as well as PSHE and Careers lessons.

We have weekly Enrichment lessons where students can develop their skills and talents in a wide range of scientific, sporting, Artistic and cultural endeavours.  With everything from Olympic Weightlifting to Shakespearean inspired Art students can find their passion.  The Enrichment programme has produced National Champions in Sports.

Enriching events are also planned into the curriculum, for example, a KS3 trip to a World War 1 trenches re-enactment, a trip to Canterbury cathedral and the local museum and guest speakers including published children’s authors.  Enriching interchapter competitions are run by year groups termly and include Art, Poetry and Science competitions.

In year 9 students selected their GCSE subjects. They are able to choose from a range of options and some students may be guided to pick either the Vocational route or the Baccalaureate route.

In years 10 & 11, GCSE & BTEC subjects, Gifted & Talented options (in year 11), vocational courses, continuing studies of a subject on another course or increasing  curriculum time within core areas are available  to secure students’ levels of progress.

We are able provide 1:1 and small group interventions in English, Maths, English as a foreign language and Modern Foreign languages for all year groups.

The Academy:

  • Provides an education that creates a sense of excitement and an enthusiasm for lifelong learning that goes beyond the quest for exam success.
  • Provides opportunities for students to work on real life challenges.
  • Ensures that all students acquire high standards in Literacy, Numeracy and Information and Communications Technology which are essential to their future success.
  • Exposes students to new and challenging experiences and real life situations that encourage them to broaden their horizons.

For further information on our curriculum, please contact:

Miss Dean - sdean@saa.woodard.co.uk or Mr Blackford - mblackford@saa.woodard.co.uk

For details about each individual subjects in our curriculum please go to the Subjects menu.


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